Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Cooper recallThis voluntary recall involves certain fluorescent light fixtures sold under the Metalux and Utilitech brands. The affected products are UL certified with certification file number E75170...

 

Mou SigningThe Japanese Consul General visited Oshawa on July 17 to celebrate a partnership between the City of Oshawa, New Energy and Industrial Development Organization of Japan (NEDO) and Oshawa PUC Energy Services (OPUC) that will bring a solar energy storage pilot project to approximately 30 homes in Oshawa...

 

 

Home Building AutomationThe Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and LonMark International recently announced two new standards available for home and building automation...

 

 

Eaton Aztec 1Some lucky Aztec Distributor sales representatives recently spent a day in the fast lane courtesy of Eaton...

 

 

 

Osram PrizeThe Grand Prize Winners of the AD Rewards and OSRAM all inclusive 'Reel it in to Win' promotion have returned from Gangler's North Seal River Lodge, an exclusive fishing lodge in Northern Manitoba...

 

 

AnixterAnixter International Inc. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Power Solutions segment of HD Supply for $825 million, subject to customary post-closing working capital and other adjustments...

 

 

Microgrids 2015 SitesAccording to GTM Research's new report, North American Microgrids 2015: Advancing Beyond Local Energy Optimization, cumulative U.S. microgrid capacity will reach 2.8 GW by 2020.

 

 

 

Ikea Electric ChargingThe charging stations will be installed at each of its 12 stores across Canada by the end of August, the company says. IKEA has partnered with Sun Country Highway on the project, which includes installing two SCH-60 “Level 2” 60-amp charge stations at each location...

 

 

Tristar TechnicalPresident of Tri-Star and a board and executive committee member of the Electrical Association of Canada, Semchyshyn was appointed to a three-year term by Labour and Immigration Miniister Erna Braun...

 

 

Dustin TessierSCC is pleased to announce Dustin Tessier as this year’s Canadian representative to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Young Professionals workshop.

 

 

 Electrician Forum Brought to You by Schneider Electric             

The Electrician Forum is a monthly column that provides valuable information to electricians and electrical contractors on current industry trends and concerns. 

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In this issue: 

Quite simply put if you feel that job site costing and quote development are a lot of work, you are right! To properly assess a job and estimate the required work time, product costs and various other expenses can take more time than is often feasible for a small company. You need to be spending your time completing projects, which can become difficult if you are spending your hours doing cost analysis. We learned this first hand in last month’s edition of the Electrician Forum when Steve Beeby of Beehive Electric discussed the balance required to own and operate an electrical contracting company.

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Watch a portion of the interview conducted by Electrical Industry Canada with Steve Beeby of Beehive Electric

 

Fluke Hammon Healy

As our population grows and consumers continue to rely on technology for both essentials and comfort, the need for power quality has become vital. Fluke is a leader in this field, offering power quality training seminars, as well as employing power quality specialists with years of industry experience.

This month’s personal profile is a double feature of two of Fluke’s senior power quality specialists, Hilton Hammond and Frank Healy.

Hilton Hammond has been with Fluke since 1995, and in 2013 moved into his current position as Power Quality Business Unit Manager. He has a deep and thorough knowledge of power quality and related electrical instrumentation. 

Frank Healy, Power Quality Product Marketing Manager at Fluke since 2006, has been in the industry for well over three decades. He globally manages Fluke’s power quality products, including measuring instruments and precision power analyzers.

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 Sean Freeman

Sean Freeman is a vibrant, enthusiastic and selfless individual who has taken his trade expertise beyond that of a simple career. Not only is he a Master Electrician but he has traveled around the world as an electrical technician delegate with the Red Cross Emergency Response Unit. His skills are a vital part of emergency response and disaster relief.

In 2013 Sean responded to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. In 2014 Sean spent almost a month in Kenema, Sierra Leone working at the Ebola Treatment Centre. There he was responsible for ensuring electricity and clean water were available, and worked to strengthen the infrastructure of the facility. 

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